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The National Council on Women’s Health. Lila Wallace, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College. NCWH History. 1979:  Founded by Lila Wallis, MD, headquartered at the Weill-Cornell Medical College

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The national council on women s health

The National Council on Women’s Health

Lila Wallace, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Weill Cornell Medical College


Ncwh history

NCWH History

  • 1979:  Founded by Lila Wallis, MD, headquartered at the Weill-Cornell Medical College

  • 1980: NCWH begins a series of Women's Health Days to promote awareness. 1981: NCWH convenes the First Symposium on Women's Health, attended by several hundred physicians and women. 1983: The Second Symposium convenes.1989: The Third Symposium convenes. 1990: NCWH begins Mothers and Daughters Race Against Teen Smoking (MADRATS) to raise awareness of this epidemic.1994: MADRATs participation burgeons into the thousands, NCWH partners with the New York RoadRunners Club.1998: NCWH convenes the Fourth Symposium on Women's Health with several thousand attendees.1999: NCWH establishes the Shirley Sacks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women's Health.2001: NCWH begins community outreach with programs on health. 2004: NCWH campaigns against teen obesity with the Girls Get Healthy Program. 2005: NCWH awards Gloria Steinem the Shirley Sacks Award. 2007: Girls Get Healthy! expands to 10 schools in four boroughs of New York City.2008-2010: NCWH launches in-school sex-education workshops for 6th-12th graders.


Our mission statement

Our Mission Statement

  • Outreach:We bring much-needed health resources to underserved teens.

  • Mentorship: Our staff serves a dual purpose as both instructors and mentors

  • Empowerment:Knowledge to make informed and healthy choices for a sustainable way of life.


Statistics

Statistics

  • Reached 1100 girls in the last year

  • Worked at 10 schools

  • Administrative staff are volunteers

  • Weekly nutrition and exercise classes

  • Sex education work shops

I've stopped eating McDonald's for a while... that's huge!" -Adelicia, age 13

"I tell my mom about the recipes so she can get healthy herself."  -Violet, age 12


The national council on women s health

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The national council on women s health

Special thanks to the generous individuals who

made this series and our programs possible.

Patrons’ Circle

($10,000+)

Roberta Campbell

Gayatri Devi, MD

Mrs. and Mr. Arthur Hoffer

Mrs. and Mr. Robert Schroeder

Sponsors

($5,000 to $9,999)

Jennifer Holman

Kathleen and Lester Miller

Lily Prystowsky, MD

Roberta Rubin, MD

William R. Salomon

Ralph Worthington

Supporters

($1,000 to $4,999)

Harold Burson

Carnegie Hill Radiology

Kathy Greenberg

Audrie Kubie

Maria and Rudy Mack

Lee Rodriguez

Gabriela Shelley, MD

Arthur Stein

Wagner Thielens, PhD


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